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Native Pollinator Garden Series
SeedlingsNative Pollinator Garden Series
with Megan Meyer, Healthy Yards Monroe County
Co-sponsored with Penfield Recreation & Friends of Penfield Public Library
*Classes located in Penfield Community Center Room across the hall from the library.

The Art of Native Seed Sowing
Saturday, January 14 | 9:30-11:30 AM &
Saturday, January 21 | 9:30 AM-Noon
For Adults | Register here

Registration is limited – you must attend both classes. Native plants play an important role in our local ecosystems. Join us to learn about the unique requirements needed for native seed sowing. We will cover several garden-worthy perennials, learn when and how to harvest their seed, best time to plant them, and the conditions needed once they germinate. Our second class, you will plant your native perennial flower seeds in the mini greenhouses you have created out of recycled containers and discuss spring care of those seedlings that come up.


Designing a Native Pollinator Garden
Thursdays, February 16 & 23 | 6:00-7:30 PM
For Adults | Register here - you must attend both dates

Join Healthy Yards Monroe County and Doug Tallamy’s Homegrown National Park and plant native! Native plants are essential for a healthy ecosystem. We will discuss site considerations and preparation of the site prior to planting, selecting, appropriate native perennials for your site and learning techniques to design your garden on paper. If you are a first-time gardener or one who plans to integrate more native plants into existing gardens, this will give you the knowledge needed to tap into local native plant resources and learn design techniques.


Planting & Caring for a New Native Pollinator Garden
Session A: Saturdays, April 22 & 29, 9:30-11:00 AM &
Session B: Saturdays, May 6 & 13, 9:30-11:00 AM
For Adults | Registration opens March 24 - you must attend both dates in the session you choose

This class will give you the knowledge on how to start, plant, and care for a new native pollinator garden the first year it is put in. We will review preparing your garden site, how to test and amend the soil, and remove grass in an ecologically friendly way. We’ll cover proper planting techniques and care as your plants establish this first year. This class also has a component of community building where those who wish to can meet periodically after the class ends for support on how their garden is growing and help with the new community pollinator garden. These meetings may happen at the Community Center/Library Pollinator Garden or on-site in different participants’ yards.